The NPA Volunteer Awards were established in 2004 to honour Prudence Tucker, a longstanding and dedicated member of NPA. The Awards recognise consistent, persistent, innovative and significant effort by members in support of NPA’s aims, projects and member activities. Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories.
Interested in contributing to NPA proposals, policies or activities? NPA has specialist member groups for landscape conservation, marine conservation, park management, environmental planning and assessment, and field activities (such as bushwalking and biodiversity surveys).
Fundraising Coordinator with National Parks Association of NSW (part-time – 2 Days a week)
We’re looking for a skilled, hands-on fundraiser to raise vital funds to support the National Parks Association of NSW in our tireless advocacy for national parks, nature and wildlife.
None of our natural wonders appear to be safe from the “development” agenda of the NSW Government. The aim of the National Party to return the Murray Valley National Park, the largest area of continuous red gum forest in the world, to state forest for logging shows how far we have fallen in the protection of nature.
We are delighted to welcome Ms Alix Goodwin as new CEO of the National Parks Association of NSW.
Alix follows in the footsteps of Kevin Evans, who has held the post since 2009. Kevin finished up on Friday, 4th August, and is moving on to take up exciting new ventures in the beautiful Bellinger Valley area of northern NSW. We greatly appreciate his work and commitment over the past seven and a half years, and wish him all the best for the future.
On Friday 21st July, NPA celebrated Kevin’s 7½ years of amazing commitment to NPA as its CEO. NPA President, Anne Reeves, gave a warm speech of recognition for his achievements.
Kevin came to us from Adelaide Zoo where he had a major role in setting up the then new Panda exhibit. And before that he had a long history of working with animals, particularly birds, including a stint with Taronga Zoo. Kevin’s life long interest in animals, with skills honed by his 28 years experience in a succession of zoologically related employment, means we have been fortunate to have a CEO who has served NPA with amazing commitment as an administrator and campaigner – and a great grasp of animal psychology! Emotional intelligence he calls it.